Producer: The large Regaleali estate, high in the central Sicilian hills, has been in the hands of the noble Tasca family since 1830. Ever since, the property has been run according to the best principles of the agricultural aristocracy: with one eye firmly on quality, and the other on experimentation. Tasca`s large range is the product of the family`s most successful innovations, including short pruning for lower yields, the championing of local Inzolia and Nero d`Avola vines, the introduction of French varieties, and the use of barrique and temperature control. Even now, forty grape varieties from all over Europe are planted just for experimental purposes, with the possibility of making the grade in the future. However, there is already plenty on offer in this singularly accomplished range of Sicilian wines.
Vineyard: The vines are planted on calcareous sandy clays between 450 and 700 metres above sea level.
Winery: The juice was fermented in stainless steel at 14°C before undergoing partial malolactic fermentation.
Taste: Crisply balanced and full of flavour, this delicious Sicilian rosé offers strawberry and cherry fruit, and an aroma of fresh spring flowers.
Press: `Wonderful aromas of meadow flowers and jasmine are a slight surprise, though the cherry and strawberry flavours that follow are just as you`d expect. It`s a rich, sumptous experience, though you wouldn`t describe this wine as refreshing.` - 'Rosé Wines'`Italia!, June 2009